Screen Junkies » j. edgar http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘J. Edgar’ Actress Naomi Watts http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/%e2%80%98j-edgar%e2%80%99-actress-naomi-watts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/%e2%80%98j-edgar%e2%80%99-actress-naomi-watts/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:17:55 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=235947 It's back to the 1930s for Ms. Watts.

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Naomi Watts gets into character as legendary civil servant Helen Gandy in J. Edgar. The role finds her opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, who portrays the titular FBI honcho. Best known for her work in Mullholand Drive and 21 Grams, Watts will continue to grace the silver screen over the next year with parts in The Impossible, Movie 43, and The Bleeder.

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J. Edgar http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/j-edgar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/j-edgar/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:33:26 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=234256 Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts Synopsis: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered....

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Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts

Synopsis: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Release Date: November 9, 2011

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Leonardo DiCaprio Channels Batman In ‘J. Edgar’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/leonardo-dicaprio-channels-batman-in-j-edgar-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/leonardo-dicaprio-channels-batman-in-j-edgar-trailer/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:59:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=229201 Looks good. Can't wait until Taylor Lautner stars in a Dick Cheney biopic.

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I’d never known that J. Edgar Hoover and Batman were so similar until I watched this trailer for J. Edgar. Both committed themselves to ridding society of gangsters and evil-doers. Both took the fight in both hands when the downtrodden weren’t strong enough to rise. And both enjoyed to play dress up.

Leonardo DiCaprio and a balding cap star as the FBI director in a story that spans several decades. The 987th film from celebrated director Clint Eastwood, J. Edgar will hit theaters just in time for awards season by opening wide on November 11th. Though it’s likely to face some strong competition from Darren Lynn Bousman‘s 11-11-11.

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That ‘Burn Notice’ Guy Is Joining Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-burn-notice-guy-is-joining-clint-eastwoods-j-edgar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-burn-notice-guy-is-joining-clint-eastwoods-j-edgar/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:45:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=103452 Clint Eastwood has just cast that guy you see in "Burn Notice" ads to play Bobby in J. Edgar. You know, the main guy. The one who's always smirking.

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Bill Hader isn’t the only one imitating Kennedys around here. Clint Eastwood has just cast that guy you see in “Burn Notice” ads to play Bobby K. in J. Edgar. You know, the main guy. The one who’s always smirking.

Jeffrey Donovan will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Armie Hammer, Ed Westwick, Ken Howard, Stephen Root, and Dame Judi Dench in the biopic. Does this mean he’ll be too good to sit with Bruce Campbell at the “Burn Notice” lunch table now? Probably not, but I like the mental image of Bruce Campbell eating a meatball hoagie all by himself while the “Burn Notice” guy signs his headshot for crew members. (Collider)

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Stephen Root Is An FBI Cooperator http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-root-is-an-fbi-cooperator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-root-is-an-fbi-cooperator/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:04:26 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29547 Stephen Root should be in more movies, so this is good news.

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Character actor Stephen Root (Red State) has a way of turning up in unlikely places, especially now that he’s escaped from the comedy ghetto of his earlier work. Now, he’s been added to the already-in-production J. Edgar from drama ghetto denizen Clint Eastwood.

He’s joining a pretty impressive cast, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the titular role of FBI head J. Edgar (Hoover), The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer as J. Edgar‘s “companion” Clyde Tolson, and Judi Dench as J. Edgar’s mother.

All right-thinking film fans should be excited about this, because Stephen Root is one of the most fascinating people to watch in movies today. And if you’re skeptical about his ability to be in serious dramas, see his recent work in No Country For Old Men and the TV series”Justified.” (via The Playlist)

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Peep Leo DiCaprio Hiding Hoover’s Homosexuality http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/peep-leo-dicaprio-hiding-hoovers-homosexuality/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/peep-leo-dicaprio-hiding-hoovers-homosexuality/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:29:25 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25830 It's the squinting and the cigarette. Man looks as straight as an arrow.

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Here’s a first look at Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. The film explores Hoover’s closeted homosexuality and his relationship with Clyde Toulson, played by the Winklevie, Armie Hammer. Tell me, does the man below look gay to you? The way he squints and lets that cigarette dangle from his lip. Straight as an arrow. But I suppose looks can be deceiving. Toulson didn’t give him the name “Hoover the Vacuum” for no reason. You’ll have to wait for the movie to see if my tasteless joke makes it in. I bet Eastwood cuts it.

(Collider)

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Naomi Watts Greatly Increases Boob Count Of ‘J. Edgar’ Cast http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/naomi-watts-greatly-increases-boob-count-of-j-edgar-cast/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/naomi-watts-greatly-increases-boob-count-of-j-edgar-cast/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:55:50 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22378 Also increased: the chances for an explicit lesbian sex scene.

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Naomi Watts, who I know mostly for her hot sex scenes in Mulholland Drive and 21 Grams, where you totally see her boobs, joins the cast of the new Clint Eastwood directed J. Edgar Hoover biopic.

The promising-looking J. Edgar also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Westwick and Ken Howard, but let’s be real here. None of those actors have boobs (that I’m aware of, at least), and none of them have simulated lesbian sex on film (unless Westwick was in a weird student film or something). That’s where Academy Award nominated Naomi Watts comes in. She’ll offer a nuanced, yet emotional take on J. Edgar Hoover’s loyal secretary, and a willingness to put those lovely boobs in front of a camera. Awesome.

Charlize Theron was rumored to be the front runner for the role, but hopefully she’ll be flashing her boobs to aliens in Prometheus, the new almost-Aliens movie by Ridley Scott. (Deadline)

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Josh Lucas To Please His History Teacher By Playing Lindbergh And Maybe Lincoln http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-to-please-his-history-teacher-by-playing-lindbergh-and-maybe-lincoln/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-to-please-his-history-teacher-by-playing-lindbergh-and-maybe-lincoln/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:53:42 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17628 It would seem that Josh Lucas has an affinity for period pieces. Or period pieces have an affinity for Lucas.

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It would seem that Josh Lucas has an affinity for period pieces. Or period pieces have an affinity for Lucas. Either way, he’s in a lot of them these days. He has just signed on to play aviator Charles Lindbergh in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed biopic J. Edgar, with DiCaprio playing the titular role. What does Charles Lindbergh have to do with former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover? I have not the foggiest idea, but one thing’s for certain: If Josh Lucas was cast to play him, then Charles Lindbergh must have been a very, very handsome man.

Not content sticking to one historically significant character per year, Lucas is also in the running to be no less than Honest Abe himself in the much-anticipated film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Lucas seems like an odd pick to play Lincoln, but the entire premise of the movie seems odd, so who knows what will work and what won’t.

Further solidifying the assertion that Lucas has caught “Lincoln Fever,” Lucas’ next role will be opposite Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, about a lawyer who practices out of the back of his Lincoln automobile. Josh Lucas: One-stop shopping for all your cinematic Lincoln-related needs. (Deadline)

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Casting News For Michelle Pfeiffer, The Limey on ‘Gossip Girl’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-news-for-michelle-pfeiffer-the-limey-on-gossip-girl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-news-for-michelle-pfeiffer-the-limey-on-gossip-girl/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 03:18:47 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15208 Pfeiffer catwalks into Welcome To People, while Ed Westwick gossips as J. Edgar Hoover's biographer.

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Here’s some casting news you can use. Or don’t use it. Up to you, man!

Michelle Pfeiffer, who’ll always be remem-purrrrrrred for her role as Lamia in 2007′s Stardust, was cast in the film Welcome To People. She’ll join Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks in a movie about a man (Pine) whose father dies. When he returns home, he uncovers a family secret. And the secret is… wait, I don’t know. The film starts shooting next week, so we’ve got a ways to wait.

Meanwhile, I’ve never seen a full episode of “Gossip Girl,” but there’s a British dude on it named Ed Westwick. So, yeah, that guy’s got a major supporting role in a cool sounding bio pic called J. Edgar, about the life of power-grabbing, cross-dressing FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hoover, and Westwick plays the straight-laced FBI agent who ends up writing his biography. DiCaprio gave an awesome performance in Catch Me If You Can, so you don’t need to tap our phones to know we’re intrigued by this project. (Deadline)

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Eastwood Confirms Dame Judi Dench for Dame ‘J. Edgar’ Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eastwood-confirms-judi-dench-for-j-edgar-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eastwood-confirms-judi-dench-for-j-edgar-biopic/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:00:20 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13608 Clint Eastwood has confirmed that Dame Judi Dench will star in his upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, J. Edgar. The director also claims that Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron are likely to appear in the film.

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Clint Eastwood has confirmed that Dame Judi Dench will star in his upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, J. Edgar. The director also claims that Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron are likely to appear in the film.

“The script is a very good script and we were all preparing it and he [DiCaprio] liked the script. He actually volunteered for it… We think she [Theron] will be in the film. And Judi Dench is definitely in the film and there we are.”

I guess it should come as no surprise that Dench is on board. After all, who else could pull off such a convincing Hoover? Yeah, I know that was a cheap shot, but the Roy Cohn joke I had planned would have flown straight over your heads, so let’s just put it behind us and call it a day. (Latino Review)

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